• HEALTH AWARENESS

    MONTHS, WEEKS AND DAYS

    January

    ·         Cervical Health Awareness Month

    ·         National Birth Defects Prevention

    ·         National Glaucoma Awareness Month

    ·         National Radon Action Month

    ·         Thyroid Awareness Month

    ·         National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

    ·         National Folic Acid Awareness Week (second week of January)

    February

    ·         American Heart Month

    ·         AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

    ·         National Children's Dental Health Month

    ·         International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

    ·         African Heritage & Health Week (first week of February)

    ·         Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14)

    ·         Condom Week (week of Valentine's Day)

    ·         Eating Disorders Awareness Week (last week of February)

    ·         National "Wear Red" Day (first Friday of February)

    March

    ·         National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         National Endometriosis Awareness Month

    ·         National Kidney Month

    ·         Multiple Sclerosis Education Month (promoted by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and others)

    ·         National Nutrition Month

    ·         Save Your Vision Month

    ·         Sleep Awareness Month (promoted by the National Sleep Foundation)

    ·         Trisomy Awareness Month

    ·         Workplace Eye Wellness Month

    ·         Patient Safety Awareness Week (first full week of March)

    ·         National Sleep Awareness Week (the week before daylight savings switch)

    ·         Brain Awareness Week (second full week of March)

    ·         National Poison Prevention Week (third full week of March)

    April

    ·         Alcohol Awareness Month

    ·         National Autism Awareness Month

    ·         National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    ·         National Donate Life Month

    ·         National Facial Protection Month

    ·         Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Month

    ·         National Minority Health Month

    ·         Occupational Therapy Month

    ·         National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

    ·         STI Awareness Month

    ·         Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    ·         Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

    ·         Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    ·         National Public Health Week (first full week of April)

    ·         Minority Cancer Awareness Week (second full week of April)

    ·         National Infertility Awareness Week (last full week of April)

    ·         Every Kid Healthy Week (last full week of April)

    ·         World Immunization Week (last week of April)

    ·         National Infant Immunization Week (generally last week of April)

    ·         Air Quality Awareness Week (last week of April)

    May

    ·         American Stroke Awareness Month (promoted by the National Stroke Association)

    ·         Arthritis Awareness Month

    ·         National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    ·         Better Hearing and Speech Month

    ·         National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

    ·         Children's Mental Health Week

    ·         Clean Air Month

    ·         Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

    ·         Healthy Vision Month

    ·         Hepatitis Awareness Month

    ·         Lupus Awareness Month (promoted by the Lupus Foundation of America)

    ·         National Mediterranean Diet Month

    ·         Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

    ·         Mental Health Month

    ·         National High Blood Pressure Education Month

    ·         Older Americans Month

    ·         National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    ·         National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

    ·         Preecalmpsia Awareness Month

    ·         Ultraviolet Awareness Month

    ·         Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (first full week of May)

    ·         Food Allergy Awareness Week (second full week of May)

    ·         National Women's Health Week (begins on Mother's Day)

    ·         National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (begins on Mother's Day)

    ·         National Neuropathy Awareness Week (second full week of May)

    ·         National Senior Health Fitness Day (last Wednesday of May)

    June

    ·         Cataract Awareness Month

    ·         Fireworks Safety Month (through July 4)

    ·         Hernia Awareness Month

    ·         Men's Health Month

    ·         Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

    ·         National Aphasia Awareness Month

    ·         National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

    ·         National Safety Month

    ·         National Scleroderma Awareness Month

    ·         Scoliosis Awareness Month (promoted by National Scoliosis Foundation and others)

    ·         Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

    ·         Men's Health Week (second week of June)

    ·         National Cancer Survivors Day (first Sunday of June)

    July

    ·         Cord Blood Awareness Month

    ·         International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month

    ·         Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    ·         National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

    August

    ·         Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

    ·         National Breastfeeding Month

    ·         National Immunization Awareness Month

    ·         Psoriasis Awareness Month

    ·         World Breastfeeding Week (first week of August)

    ·         National Health Center Week (second full week of August)

    September

    ·         National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

    ·         Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         National Food Safety Education Month

    ·         Fruit and Veggies-More Matters Month

    ·         Healthy Aging Month

    ·         National ITP Awareness Month

    ·         Blood Cancer Awareness Month (promoted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

    ·         National Cholesterol Education Month

    ·         Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

    ·         Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         National Recovery Month

    ·         National Sickle Cell Month

    ·         National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    ·         National Yoga Awareness Month

    ·         Newborn Screening Awareness Month

    ·         Whole Grains Month

    ·         World Alzheimer's Month

    ·         Sepsis Awareness Month

    ·         National Suicide Prevention Week

    ·         World Suicide Prevention Day (10)

    ·         World Sepsis Day (13)

    October

    ·         National Breast Cancer Awareness

    ·         National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    ·         Eye Injury Prevention Month

    ·         Health Literacy Month

    ·         Healthy Lung Month

    ·         Home Eye Safety Month

    ·         National Physical Therapy Month

    ·         SIDS Awareness Month

    ·         Spina Bifida Awareness Month (promoted by the Spina Bifida Association)

    ·         Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

    ·         Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    ·         Mental Illness Awareness Week (first full week of October)

    ·         Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week (12-20)

    ·         National Health Education Week (third full week of October)

    ·         International Infection Prevention Week (third full week of October)

    ·         Respiratory Care Week (last full week of October)

    ·         Red Ribbon Week (last week of October)

    ·         World Mental Health Day (10)

    ·         Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (15)

    November

    ·         National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

    ·         American Diabetes Month

    ·         COPD Awareness Month

    ·         Diabetic Eye Disease Month

    ·         National Family Caregivers Month

    ·         National Healthy Skin Month

    ·         National Hospice Palliative Care Month

    ·         Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

    ·         Prematurity Awareness Month

    ·         GERD Awareness Week (Thanksgiving week)

    ·         Great American Smokeout (third Thursday of November)

    ·         World Prematurity Day (17)

    December

    ·         Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    ·         National Influenza Vaccination Week (first full week of December)

    ·         World AIDS Day (1)